December 18, 2010

Seymour Would Love a Home for Christmas ...

Seymour had a home waiting for him since he came to me, they have since changed their minds. Which I understand. They realized they need a Shar Pei that will keep up with their current Pei energy wise, and Seymour isn't that. Seymour just likes to hang out, laze around, consume the least amount of energy possible.

So that means Seymour is still looking for his forever home! Please share him with everyone you know, maybe somewhere he can find someone to love him for who he is.

December 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Today is Chloe's 3rd birthday! She was feeling well enough to eat a special meal, but I didn't take chances on making her a cake ... either she wouldn't eat it or where her tummy isn't full of food like it usually is, the cake would probably give her the runs.

So she got lots of extra lovings today, and a special meal :)

Here are some pictures from the past 3 years ... there were many ups and many downs in the past 3 years throughout my life, but Chloe, you were always there for me. You were either licking away my tears of sadness, or jumping with joy with me during the happy times.
I hope we have many many more ups and downs (preferably more ups)!
Love you Chloe doll <3

Only a couple days old .. one of those pups is her!

 Always take time to smell the flowers

 You always know how to relax!

 But you also know how to have a good time!

 You make sure to make lots of friends where ever you go ...

 My bundle of wrinkles <3

 You always know how to make my heart melt

 You always know how to make me laugh when I am down

 You're not shy about trying new things ...

 You always know how to pose for the camera

 You're the best big sister anyone could ask for! (right Rinaldo and Pickles!?)

 I know you'll always be there with me during hard times

 You might not be gigantic like our wolfie friends but you have a huge heart! (as do they!)

December 1, 2010

Lots of news to share ..

Lots of news to share!

Here are some pictures from today of my crew with Nova, an american bulldog. We are dogsitting Nova over the Christmas holidays! Rinaldo is SO excited! They had a blast playing today.

Today I was in Middleton getting a recall on my car fixed and happened to stop into the used bookstore there and found a bunch of older dog magazine (some going back to the 60's!), and happened to find one from 2007 with Chloe's mom in it! I was flipping through them all to find anything Shar Pei related and found this:

She was such a beautiful dog (she has since passed away). She reminds me a lot of Chloe. And speaking of Chloe ... she isn't doing so well either. No appetite, elevated values in her blood work, urine came back not very concentrated so looks like it is her kidneys. We have to finish her meds, recheck blood & urine, and see where we go from there. Right now it is very frustrating though trying to get her to eat. We are adding all her favorites and she will either eat a few bites, not eat anything, or pick out the chicken/rice/treats/sardines etc. In the last 10 days she has lost 2 lbs. She has had this picky appetite since almost a month ago. It sucks, and I really hope she feels better soon. She had to go in and get fluids under her skin and injections a couple weeks ago to help her out. 

 Now onto Seymour, he is FINALLY neutered! YAY! No more balls. He will have a recheck very soon, then be ready for his furever home which has been patiently waiting for him! The vet did find a button tumour on him though. I was told it isn't a bad thing, can come when his immune system is compromised, and will go away on its own. Here's what it looks like, looks similar to a pimple type thing.

And I just had to share this picture. While Seymour was home mending from neutering, and Chloe was home trying to regain energy, I took my boys out for a romp in a field. They had a blast and got to spend some quality time together. I snapped this great picture of them ... aren't they cute!

We also wanted to let everyone know that the Greenwood Animal Hospital is having pet pictures with the grinch! Saturday December 4th 3-5 I believe is the time. Pictures are $10 and all proceeds go to CAPS! They are also giving tours of the clinic, and free snacks/refreshments. It should be a fun time! Now I just have to decide which dog to bring!

November 2, 2010

Seymour - Official Trick or Treater Greeter!

Seymour here!

We just moved to a new house, and while we were busy unpacking the doorbell kept ringing! Foster Mom stuck this silly thing on my head and called me the Trick or Treat Greeter! So I stood in the door way and checked out all the kiddies costumes to see if any were better then mine! ... nope! Mine was the best. 

Back to unpacking I go ... gotta find my favorite toy, it's hidden in a box somewhere!!!

October 13, 2010


Seymour is back.

He will be up for adoption after he is all fixed up. Here is a picture of the poor guy.

We are accepting donations for him, to help with his vet bills. So far almost $200 has been raised!!!! THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far. If anyone would like to donate, donations can be made by credit card directly to the Greenwood Animal Hospital

First step is to get him neutered. Which he already has scheduled for November. 

(copied from Facebook)

Seymour needs your help. October 18th 2010, Seymour goes into the vet (Greenwood Animal Hospital) to get neutered.
He is asking if anyone has any spare change to help out with his vet costs.
Good ol' Seymour got out the calculator and calculated that if 20 friends sent $20 that his vet costs would be covered - Yay!!
But he also knows $20 is a lot of money, so he thinks any amount anyone is able to donate toward the cause would be greatly appreciated!!
Now, onto Seymour's story ...
Seymour came from the Moncton SPCA. He was found in Salisbury NB running along a highway. He was probably dumped because of his skin issues.He is a great dog, very happy and friendly. Does have some skin problems, and has trouble eating because his top teeth go over his bottom lip. He had been at the Moncton SPCA 2 or 3 weeks, the shelter was very overcrowded (88 dogs), so with his skin he was probably one of the least wanted dogs. Thus he didn't have too much time left. But we saved him. The Canadian Association of Shar Pei Rescue already had a waiting list of adopters so adoption was no problem.
Seymour went to his new home on April 18th 2009, after everything checked out for the potential adopted (home visit, vet reference, personal references). He went out on a neuter contract, as he also should have had surgery on his mouth where his lip is curled over his bottom teeth.
There he lived happily until recently. His owner took a new job where Seymour was living in a truck during the day, and not really being able to enjoy life in a home. The owner knew he couldn't keep him in the truck over winter, and thus had to face the hard realization that Seymour had to find a new home. 
So here we are today, Seymour is back with me, NOT neutered, and having some troubles with his skin. First step to get Seymour good as gold is to have him neutered. Then we will deal with each issue after that. 
Seymour is going to be up for adoption, but not until he has at least been neutered. 
So if you have any money you can spare towards Seymour, he would greatly appreciate it and love you forever for it!

September 17, 2010

Doggie Dress Up!

Halloween's starting just a little early this year!

My poor dogs have been humiliated - LOL!

My foster, Dixie, not enjoying this one so much

September 11, 2010

Fuzzy Feet Pet Grooming - Wilmot, Nova Scotia

New business opening on Monday the 13th of September!

Fuzzy Feet Pet Grooming!

Location: Wilmot Center Mall (across from Frenchy's in Wilmot!)

Grand Opening is the 13th of September! Bring your furry friends. 

You can make an appointment prior to the opening at this number: 309-0139 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

Wilmot is between Greenwood and Middleton.

Hope to see you all there!

Dixie Pictures

An update from Dixie!

She is doing great. Has settled in well. LOVES to play with Rinaldo. Is SO good at playing fetch, brings it right back for you! She is still looking for someone to adopt her! So if you or someone you know is interested, please contact Atlantic Small Dog Rescue to fill out an application form.

In other news.... Chloe got a new dog bed! She LOVES it!

And today was a rainy day, so Pickles and I took a nap on the couch! Passed out for a good hour!

August 30, 2010

New Foster Dixie

We have a new foster with us - Dixie!

Dixie came from New Brunswick. She was in a foster home there. Dixie is such a sweetheart! She is about 92 lbs, believe to be a shepherd/lab mix. Good with dogs, generally good with cats, but weary of strangers.

And here are some pictures of the foster pups in their new homes! We definitely miss them, but happy they went to such great families!

August 5, 2010

Kidney Disease

Got some routine blood work done on Chloe last week and found out she had elevated kidney and liver enzymes. Got a urinalysis done and found out she is in the early stages of kidney disease. I luckily caught it at a very very early stage so now I can do things to help slow it down immensely. We are changing her diet to something with less protein, try that for a bit and redo her blood work. And then go from there.

Seems we are having problems with everyone ... when it rains it pours. 

Pickles is having some skin issues and we have him on antibiotics and steroids. Chloe also had an ear infection and got some drops for that. 

Rinaldo and Pickles had a random fight and I thought Pickles was going to need stitches on his ear, it was torn open pretty good! But he healed well. Then they got into another random fight a week later and Rinaldo's leg was swollen and he was limping, thought I was going to have to take him in to the vet but it cleared up on it's own.

The foster puppies are doing great. The little boy got adopted a few days ago, I've added a picture I took of him and his new family.